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Walnut and Raisin Irish Soda Bread

December 19

I’m currently on part 1 of my holiday! Starting today, I have 3 days off, then I’m at work for just one day, and then it’s party time for another 11 days!! 😀 

Did I mention I love this time of the year? 

 

 

One of my favourite things in life is freshly baked bread, and lately, I’ve been having a lot of fun baking my own. Today I made another loaf of Irish Soda Bread. I made some adjustments to the recipe I used last time, and also added some nuts and raisins, which I don’t think is all that authentic, but it’s tasty nonetheless. 

Walnut and Raisin Irish Soda Bread 

  • 1 C ground oats (just throw in some quick oats into the food processor)
  • 2 C whole wheat flour
  • 1 C unbleached all-purpose four
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 and 1/2 TB unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 TB brown rice syrup
  • 1 and 1/3 C plain non-fat yogurt
  • 2/3 C skim milk
  • 1/2 C chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 C raisins
  • handful of quick oats (optional: for sprinkling on top of loaf for decoration)

  

Preheat oven to 400°. Grease or spray an 8 x 5″ loaf pan. 

Whisk together the 1st five ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the egg, butter, syrup, yogurt, and milk until well combined. 

 

I love the taste of brown rice syrup! 

 

Pour wet mixture into dry ingredients and mix together. Fold in nuts and raisins (you can omit these two ingredients if you want a more authentic bread, and it’ll still taste awesome). 

Spoon batter (it’ll be a very thick consistency) into the loaf pan and if desired, sprinkle on some quick oats on top for decoration. 

 

 

Bake for 50 – 55 mins, and ta da! Bread. Mmmmm. 

 

 

Wonderfully crusty on the outside, moist and soft on the inside. Lovely nuttiness from the walnuts with just a hint of sweetness. Mmmm.

And now I’m blogging while sucking on a candy cane and watching Buffy Season 3 (my fave season!)…Life is blissful during holidays!

 

Posted by on December 19, 2010 in Kitchen Adventures

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